There is one group that always has out-shown all other in the parade though. Year after year~ wars or no wars~ Christian Pilgrims who have come up to Jerusalem to celebrate 'The Feast of Tabernacles' (as they call it) have taken a joyous part in this parade. They love Israel. No, They are passionate about Israel. They are zealous over Zion. And their zeal and adoration for the Land and it's inhabitants is so moving~ sometimes to tears. If any Israeli is feeling discouraged in ANY way, after being at the march and being the recipient of such affection there is NO WAY they can go home untouched.